A triumph at the opening of the Carinthian Summer Music Festival in Austria on 16.7.2017, with a concert dedicated to Alma’s own compositions. Alma played as soloist her violin concerto and the world premiere of her newly composed piano concerto, with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and conductor Joji Hattori. There were standing ovations in the sold-out hall for both Alma’s violin concerto and the new piano concerto. The press was also exuberant. The Kronen Zeitung wrote: “Flying fingers, Grand music. Jubilation at the opening concert of the Carinthian Summer, which turned into a triumph of creativity. With supple, powerful, sumptuous tones Alma creates musical wonders”. The Kleine Zeitung wrote: “Amazing sounds of a miracle child. Composer and soloist Alma Deutscher caused jubilation at the opening of the Carinthian Summer. Alma Deutscher thrilled with enormous virtuosity and self-assured maturity… Because the jubilation of the audience did not end, Alma gave a pianistic encore – and what an encore! She began to improvise and the sparks were flying.” See reviews.
There was Standing Ovation for the premiere of Cinderella in Vienna on 29.12.2016 in Vienna. All performances were sold out. Maestro Zubin Mehta was the patron of the production. See reviews.
On Dec 6, 2016, Alma performed two movements of her own violin concerto in the Royal Festival Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. And she was even allowed to sing a duet with legendary Baritone Sir Bryn Terfel.
There was a standing ovation for Alma at the concert at the Henley Festival on July 8 with the Welsh National Opera Orchestra. (Picture credit: Rick Bronks)